I’ve often noted the fact that the climate cult, the mainstream media and the global Left went from calling it “Global Cooling” to “Global Warming” to simply “Climate Change” because warming and cooling are literally the only two options for a world whose climate is not static and so that they could always be “correct” about their predictions (even though none of their predictions have come true).
Well, similarly, it appears as though “scientists” can’t make up their minds about what influences climate change and how climate change influences things, because different studies give very different warnings.
According to a recent WebMD article: “Obesity Epidemic May Contribute to Climate Change”.
“Rising obesity rates worldwide may be contributing to the climate crisis, researchers report… Obese people produce more carbon dioxide than those of normal weight, the researchers said. Also, obese people consume greater quantities of food and beverages that need to be produced and transported to them, and transportation of obese people requires more consumption of fossil fuels. This means higher carbon dioxide emissions related to food production and transportation for obese people, the study authors explained. The researchers estimated that obesity contributes to an extra 700 megatons of carbon dioxide emissions per year worldwide, or about 1.6% of all human-caused emissions. Overall, being obese is associated with about 20% more greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) than being a normal weight, according to the study published online Dec. 20 in the journal Obesity.”
From the UK Times: “Research shows obese people are each responsible for more than a tonne of extra CO2 emissions a year. If you can’t stay slim for yourself, maybe you should lose weight for the planet. A new study has calculated that obese people are each responsible for more than a tonne of extra carbon dioxide emissions a year, roughly equivalent to going on a transatlantic flight. The research, published in the journal Obesity, finds that in total the extra food consumed by the world’s 600 million obese people has a carbon footprint on a par with that of the UK. Their increased metabolism also means that every year they breathe out extra CO2 equivalent to Sweden’s annual output.”
In an age when people get outright cancelled for “body-shaming”, I’m kind of surprised that “scientists” would claim that obese people contribute to climate change. So what are we supposed to believe? That being fat is “good” and “healthy” and “beautiful” or that being fat is “bad” and “killing the planet”? Of course, this is not a moral dilemma I have to go through because I’m not an ignorant person like most who would proclaim the same about obesity. Being obese is far from healthy and no, I don’t want to see some random fat woman in skimpy clothing dancing during a Lakers game. It’s disgusting and said woman should be ashamed of that and ashamed of the fact that she is unashamed of it. But in any case, being obese is not “beautiful” or “good” or “healthy” – it’s anything but. And by that, don’t believe I’m saying all obese people are ugly. What I am saying, however, is that obesity itself is not beautiful and it does not make anyone beautiful; if anything, it stands to detract from one’s beauty (as does being too skinny). It certainly is not “good” or “healthy” to be obese.
So for these researchers to suggest that obesity leads to climate change is kind of funny to me. But this leads me to the actual contradiction of the climate cult. If they believe that obesity leads to climate change, then why don’t we take a look at some other studies?
UK Guardian, 2013, “Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists – UN urges: ‘We must act quickly.’”
“America’s agricultural economy is set to undergo dramatic changes over the next three decades, as warmer temperatures devastate crops, according to a US government report.”
From the UN in 2018: “UN Warns Climate Change Is Driving Global Hunger”.
“Climate Change is among the leading causes of rising global hunger according to a new report released by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) this week. Pointing to extreme weather events, land degradation and desertification, water scarcity and rising sea levels, the authors show how climate change already undermines global efforts to eradicate hunger. Overall, the number of hungry people grew for the third year in a row in 2017, reaching a total of 821 million worldwide. The paper warns that this number will continue to rise if countries fail to tackle climate change and to build resilience to its unavoidable impacts.”
If obesity leads to global warming and global warming leads to hunger, doesn’t that mean that global warming is good and that this whole thing will take care of itself? Obesity is a bad thing and leads to the bad thing of global warming. The bad thing of global warming leads to the bad thing of global hunger. But if there are more hungry people, which is a bad thing, doesn’t that mean that there are less obese people, which would be a good thing, and in turn, there would be less global warming, which would be a good thing, and in turn, there would be less global hunger, which would be a good thing, and in turn, there would be more obese people, which would be a bad thing, and in turn, there would be more global warming, which is a bad thing and my brain hurts.
Do you see the flat-out contradiction I speak of here? If obesity leads to global warming and global warming leads to hunger, then hunger leads to less obesity and so on and so forth and I’m not doing that again. It makes NO SENSE for it to work this way.
Of course, there are other aspects to climate change that affect it (never mind the aspects that the climate cult believes affect it), but still, this is outright hilarious.
But wait, there’s more, because the Weather Channel hyped up a study that claims climate change leads to both starvation AND obesity: “Climate change will increase under-nutrition through increased food insecurity from extreme weather events, droughts, and shifts in agriculture. Climate change also affects the prices of basic food commodities, especially fruits and vegetables, potentially increasing consumption of processed foods… Under-nutrition in early life increases the risk of adult obesity.”
Okay, taking this nonsense seriously for a minute, let’s point out a couple of things. First of all, they keep talking about extreme weather events, even though there is no link between that and climate change. If there is no link, everything else in the argument false apart, so they have to continue pushing the narrative that things like hurricanes and droughts are because of climate change when they have no link with one another.
Secondly, if there is less food and the food available costs more and leads to under-nutrition, how can there be a higher risk of obesity? Let’s say that the final sentence, the one about under-nutrition in early life increasing the likelihood of adult obesity, is 100% true. That would be under normal circumstances where food is easily available in most countries, particularly the developed ones. If a kid is not fed an awful lot as a kid and grows up to become an adult with a job and the ability to afford food, then maybe there is a higher risk of obesity as an adult (again, assuming that claim is completely true). But these people are talking about a world where food is less available and far more expensive. As a result, there would be more hungry people and less obese people. So I don’t see how their claim that climate change can lead to obesity makes any sort of sense in this hypothetical world that they’ve created.
In any case, this is far from the only nonsensical claim that people have made with regard to climate change and the way people eat.
One study, which is sure to really get vegans to be even sadder than they generally are, suggests that vegetarian diets are more “harmful” to the environment and could contribute to climate change:
“In fact, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per calorie,” according to Climate Depot.
Another study suggests that humanity’s invention of agriculture leads to climate change, mental illness, obesity and other things:
“The shift from a hunter-gathering lifestyle to an agricultural way of life… has not just led to many of the environmental problems we face today, it has caused some of dire medical disorders, from infectious diseases and obesity to the mental illnesses that are rampant in modern, urban living,” according to the UK Independent.
Suffice to say that the study of the climate is filled with junk science fiction, with little actually being factual or logical.
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